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goner

Lampasas, TX

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#112
Aug 17, 2012
 
olivia wrote:
o Thank God Im not alone. Im dying!! I just quit smoking and like the others said I felt better when I smoked. I cant breath, Im tired all the time and I go through a box of tissues a day!! I never used to have allergies. Does anyone know if it gets better??
ive also expericing allergies n whn i quit smoking i deeloped asthma n i get heart burn ive been smoking for 3yrs. n I'm on my 1 mnth of quiting ur not the only one i hope every one here who quit smoking gets better soon
Vita

Cherry Hill, NJ

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#113
Aug 24, 2012
 
Hi everyone. Im still counting my quitting smoking days, it's been only 4 days, and sorry for my language but I feel like shit. I have chest pain, runny nose, itchy eyes and all that. But I am so proud of my self for trying not to smoke again.( I started when my mom dyed , I was 8 now I'm 25)
Terry

Ireland

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#114
Aug 27, 2012
 
I Quit 5 months ago after 30 years , I have never had any allergies, now my nose feels like there is a wire brush up there, and the itching at the back of my nose and out to my ears is sometimes unbearable, Ive just got over the mother of all coldsores and now have a spot in the middle of my bottom lip that feels like mount everest. I have searched the web to find someone that says it gets better with no luck, I will never smoke again but so far being a non smoker is HELL!
Dosed

Izmir, Turkey

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#115
Sep 1, 2012
 
Hi all. İ quit smoking about a week. i have no visual things on my skin . At appearence my skin looks normal but my skin itches,itches and itches.this'll drive me crazy.
Anyone with positive feedback to that effect?
Gregory

Kraków, Poland

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#117
Sep 21, 2012
 
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Chennai, India

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#118
Oct 18, 2012
 
Definitely allergies seem after smoking.
A few allergies are sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, burning eyes, running nose etc.,
Better away from smoking is good for health.
Elfynity

South Africa

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#119
Nov 16, 2012
 
Psypher wrote:
I am constantly congested and cant seem to get enough air! I have also been experiencing a higher level of fatigue as well.(-=
Those are the beginning symptoms of emphesema
skb

Bhopal, India

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#120
Dec 18, 2012
 
Try with R77 & consult a homeopathy doctor.
Dianna

Orlando, FL

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#121
Jan 12, 2013
 
Hello everyone and congrats to quitting. I also quit 5 months ago after 25 yrs. I also have allergies I get into sneezing fits throat eyes get itchy. I have found that vitamin c like airborne emergen c and vitamin c drops seem to help keep them down to a minimum. its not fun but I have had benefits from quitting too. I started to get a sore throat the other day and was able to stop it from getting worse since I wasnt smoking to dry out my throat amd I didn't have to cough. I jave seen quite a few posts on here blaming the cigarette company. I cant say there at fault I picked up smoking it was my choixe to buy them my choice to smoke them. they didn't force me to do it. When you smoke you do it to and for yourself when you quit you also do it for yourself and than for your loved ones that support you. You must remember to learn from your choices good and bad.
sjhah

Portsmouth, NH

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#122
Jan 18, 2013
 
I quit smoking 3 weeks ago my allergies are so much better and I can breathe so much better my nose stopped dripping(so embarrassing)i used a steriod inhaler plus used up rescue inhaler every week i got them from 3 different places. the only thing is my eczema has been out of control non stop once a week cycles my palms look so ridiculous
Laura

AOL

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#123
Feb 18, 2013
 
I smoked for ten years, and now I have a hard time cleaning my house with household cleaners. My lungs are too sensitive to use them. Therefore I will probably have more dirt in my house, mold, and other allergens. Which I also cannot tolerate now, at all. It is a vicious, hopeless circle. I do not even know if I can still have children, much less keep the house properly clean for them if I do. NEVER START SMOKING!!!!
lisita15

Whittier, CA

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#124
Feb 19, 2013
 
Laura wrote:
I smoked for ten years, and now I have a hard time cleaning my house with household cleaners. My lungs are too sensitive to use them. Therefore I will probably have more dirt in my house, mold, and other allergens. Which I also cannot tolerate now, at all. It is a vicious, hopeless circle. I do not even know if I can still have children, much less keep the house properly clean for them if I do. NEVER START SMOKING!!!!
Hey Laura,
I also had problems with cleaners..(it comes from the chemicals)... I found that fruit smells are easier for me to handle. so I just buy orange cleaners... and I use the lemon pine sol, sometimes I can't use that so I get the orange one. I found that I also have to use a mask to clean, but it works! I don't know why you couldn't have children, but that is up to you and your doctor. But I can't buy anything unless I can smell it first. If I can handle the smell, then I buy it. If I feel like I can' breathe, then I don't buy it. It takes more time and effort, but at least its manageable now. GOOD luck.. Liss
ChrisCounselor

Largo, FL

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#125
Feb 22, 2013
 

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Hi,
I have enjoyed reading this thread today it has helped keep me on track. Today is day 1. I had quit for a year and then 6 months ago using a rational that I hear as common thoughts throughout the statements.

As you my have guessed by the Nickname. I am also a therapist. Ironically addiction and mental Health. I have been drug free for over 20 years. It has been my experience that stopping can have both emotional and physical effects. This is because:

Emotional:
Normal Process of Grief and Loss
Cigarettes often become part of our coping mechanism
We often feel Ostrasized by oldsmoking friends.

Physical:
Allergies
Other masked physical ailments.
Fatigue

Remind yourself this is only temporary. If it persists see a doctor. If you have overwhelming emotional feelings let someone know there are so many medications that can help even if it is only for a period of time till it passes.
Christina

Hudson, FL

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#126
Mar 5, 2013
 
I can't take the allergies and mouth sores since I quit smoking!!! It's been six months and it just seems to be getting worse.... Does anyone know how long this will last?
lisita15

Whittier, CA

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#127
Mar 10, 2013
 
Christina wrote:
I can't take the allergies and mouth sores since I quit smoking!!! It's been six months and it just seems to be getting worse.... Does anyone know how long this will last?
Christina: I know that I still have allergies and its gonna be 8 years since I quit. I had started with allergy shots, but have since quit those. Feel pretty good as long as I take my allergy meds. As far as the mouth sores... I don't know. I never had those. I'd go to your dentist and discuss that, and then your regular doc, if the dentist can't help or explain.
Karen

Rancho Cordova, CA

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#128
May 4, 2013
 
I have smoked for 23 years and just had allergies to when i quit of November 2012. The allergies were miserable and so then I started to smoke again after ten days of quitting cold turkey. There are things that help allergies like vitamin b5 and ginseng I think but tumeric might not be safe as it can cause kidney stones. Ginseng might be a blood thinner , I don't know.Vitamin c is an anti inflammatory but too much of that might cause kidney stones as well so take recommended doses.Zinc is also an anti inflammatory.Smokers lack it anyway. I'ts very worth it to stop smoking so I don't get long term sinusitus which is inflammation of the sinuses. I don't think I have that even though my nose is stuffy because there is no pain but I am worried it could get to that point if I keep smoking. My doctor gave me singulair plus flonase and zyrtec for inflammation of the sinuses due to allergies. He gave me a anti hiystimine nasal spray as well. I don't think these things are addictive but then nasal sprays in the store are very addictive such as Afrin which is not meant to be used after three days Its true though that smoking inflames the nasal passages. I think I can stop smoking now since I have all these medicines to help me breath. Any discomfort to my nasal passages will only be a few days. My nose won't be dry because it will be clearing itself out. This is hell but I know I will feel more energetic when I stop and not like I woke up from a long nap in the sun all of the time. I want to stop smoking but does anyone know if my sinuses will do better by not smoking or if they will be inflamed now forever or swollen?I am not worried about allergies if I need to blow my nose a lot but I want to be able to breathe though my nose at least. Will I suffer with a very stuffy blocked nose if I stop smoking this time?Thankyou for your advice and comments. Any success stories as well?
Nude Beginnings

United States

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#129
May 17, 2013
 
I quit smoking six days ago and have noticed an awful increase in sneezing, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, etc.,
my concern: what is it that big tobacco is putting into the cigarettes that makes us feel "normal" and then when we quit it's almost like our body is killing itself?! I can remember waking up not being able to breath from a night of heavy smoking only to smoke a cigarette in the morning to feel ok. Insanity! I have wanted to quit for a long time and i finally made the opportunity (there's no great time to quit but i kept justifying it for 9 years). This is what i want; allergies or not i will take this in moment at a time.
R Sen

Sapatgram, India

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#130
Jun 13, 2013
 
It been two days since I quit. I am sneezing continuously since yesterday and have a runny nose. I feel terrible. But this time i am determined to kick this awful, guilt-tripping habit. And this time i won't give in to the 'just one' temptation. But how do i stop this awful sneezing?
James

Tampa, FL

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#131
Jun 13, 2013
 
Linda wrote:
My theory is that smoking paralyzes the little hairs response in our nostrils and therefore does not recognize the allergens. Then when we quit smoking they are sensitive and react against everything. I started smoking in my 30's and my allergies and asthma before I started were horrific, then after I started smoking I figured they finally went away. Well, it's been a year since I quit smoking and the allergies are horrible, so far Clariton doesn't work, I can't afford Zyrtec and I take Advair Discus for my asthma. I know I am healthier in the long run, just wish I didn't feel like you know what now.
Try Sam's Club to buy your zyrtec off brand, same drug! You can get 400 pills for around $20. It's awesome! On a side note, I no longer need allergy medication since quitting smoking!
Jen

Dartmouth, Canada

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#132
Sep 9, 2013
 
I smoked heavily for 12 years (pack a day, and waking up through the night to smoke). I'm only in my mid/late-twenties (started smoking quite young), I quit a year ago..my allergies and asthma have never been this bad. I do have a family history of allergy, asthma and sinus problems, however I have never suffered like I do now. I am severely asthmatic and require a daily steroid inhaler, along with daily use of allergy pills which provide no relief. I have had acid reflux problems here and there in the past, but now suffer daily from acid reflux..asthma going hand and hand with the reflux. Very happy that I have quit smoking, and never plan to start again, but I have to say I didn't suffer like this when I was a smoker :(

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